Passover to Pentecost – Thomas Week 3 Day 6
We have seen the Lord. John 20:25 (NIV)
Thomas the future apostle to India was not at Jesus’ first visitation at the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. His story is set at the end of the Feast and would be the eighth day (the number of new beginnings). In the first Passover the Israelites were out of Egypt on the other side of the Red Sea partying. He, in true form of the other disciples refused to believe words that sounded like nonsense. I hope he was with his family for the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread but the fact is that he had left the group during a time when you might have expected everyone to be together. So Jesus shows Himself again (during the meal closing the Feast that celebrates His sinless life) proclaims “Peace” and sets about to restore a prodigal son and chosen leader. His doubts and those of the other disciples could be linked with all of the complaining and testing the Israelites did in the first fifty days. It must be noted here that they still have not left for Galilee.